Definition of Yard

1. Noun. A unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride.

Exact synonyms: Pace
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit
Terms within: Foot, Ft
Group relationships: Perch, Pole, Rod, Chain, Lea, Fathom, Fthm
Derivative terms: Pace

2. Noun. The enclosed land around a house or other building. "It was a small house with almost no yard"
Exact synonyms: Curtilage, Grounds
Specialized synonyms: Backyard, Dooryard, Front Yard, Garden, Playground, Side Yard
Generic synonyms: Field

3. Noun. A tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings). "They opened a repair yard on the edge of town"

4. Noun. The cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100.
Exact synonyms: 1000, Chiliad, G, Grand, K, M, One Thousand, Thou, Thousand
Generic synonyms: Large Integer
Specialized synonyms: Millenary

5. Noun. A unit of volume (as for sand or gravel).

6. Noun. A tract of land where logs are accumulated.

7. Noun. An area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines.
Exact synonyms: Railway Yard, Railyard
Specialized synonyms: Marshalling Yard
Generic synonyms: Parcel, Parcel Of Land, Piece Of Ground, Piece Of Land, Tract

8. Noun. A long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen.
Specialized synonyms: Main Yard
Group relationships: Sailing Ship, Sailing Vessel
Generic synonyms: Spar
Terms within: Yardarm

9. Noun. An enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock).
Specialized synonyms: Barnyard, Chicken Run, Chicken Yard, Fowl Run, Hen Yard, Farmyard, Stockyard
Generic synonyms: Enclosure

Definition of Yard

1. n. A rod; a stick; a staff.

2. n. An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.

3. v. t. To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows.

4. n. A place where moose or deer herd together in winter for pasture, protection, etc.

5. n. A rod; a stick; a staff.

6. n. An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.

7. v. t. To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows.

8. n. A place where moose or deer herd together in winter for pasture, protection, etc.

Definition of Yard

1. Proper noun. (context: with the definite article: '''the Yard''') (pedlink Scotland Yard) or (pedlink New Scotland Yard) ¹

2. Proper noun. (Jamaica) Jamaica ¹

3. Noun. A small, usually uncultivated area adjoining or (now especially) within the precincts of a house or other building. ¹

4. Noun. An enclosed area designated for a specific purpose, e.g. on farms, railways etc. ¹

5. Noun. (context: Jamaica) One’s house or home. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To confine to a yard. ¹

7. Noun. (nautical) A long tapered timber hung on a mast to which is bent a sail, and may be further qualified as a square, lateen, or lug yard. The first is hung at right angles to the mast, the latter two hang obliquely. ¹

8. Noun. (nautical) Any spar carried aloft. ¹

9. Noun. A staff, rod or stick. ¹

10. Noun. A unit of length equal to three feet (exactly 0.9144 metres in the US and UK). ¹

11. Noun. (US slang) One-hundred dollars. ¹

12. Noun. (obsolete) The penis. ¹

13. Noun. (context: finance) 109, A short scale billion; a long scale thousand millions or milliard. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Yard

1. to put in a yard (a tract of ground adjacent to a building) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Yard

1. 1. A rod; a stick; a staff. "If men smote it with a yerde." (Chaucer) 2. A branch; a twig. "The bitter frosts with the sleet and rain Destroyed hath the green in every yerd." (Chaucer) 3. A long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc. 4. A measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty-six inches, being the standard of English and American measure. 5. The penis. 6. A long piece of timber, nearly cylindrical, tapering toward the ends, and designed to support and extend a square sail. A yard is usually hung by the center to the mast. Golden Yard, or Yard and Ell, a popular name of the three stars in the belt of Orion. Under yard [i. E, under the rod], under contract. Origin: OE. Yerd, AS. Gierd, gyrd, a rod, stick, a measure, a yard; akin to OFries. Ierde, OS. Gerda, D. Garde, G. Gerte, OHG. Gartia, gerta, gart, Icel. Gaddr a goad, sting, Goth. Gazds, and probably to L. Hasta a spear. Cf. Gad, Gird, Gride, Hastate. 1. An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard. "A yard . . . Inclosed all about with sticks In which she had a cock, hight chanticleer." (Chaucer) 2. An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard. Liberty of the yard, a liberty, granted to persons imprisoned for debt, of walking in the yard, or within any other limits prescribed by law, on their giving bond not to go beyond those limits. Prison yard, an inclosure about a prison, or attached to it. Yard grass, a low-growing grass (Eleusine Indica) having digitate spikes. It is common in dooryards, and like places, especially in the Southern United States. Synonym: crab grass. Yard of land. See Yardland. Origin: OE. Yard, yerd, AS. Geard; akin to OFries. Garda garden, OS. Gardo garden, gard yard, D. Gaard garden, G. Garten, OHG. Garto garden, gari inclosure, Icel. Garthr yard, house, Sw. Gard, Dan. Gaard, Goth. Gards a house, garda sheepfold, L. Hortus garden, Gr. Chortos an inclosure. Cf. Court, Garden, Garth, Horticulture, Orchard. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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